Books

Angela Garcia’s The Pastoral Clinic

The Pastoral Clinic: Addiction and Dispossession along the Rio Grande

by Angela Garcia

University of California Press, 2010. 264 pp., US$24.95 (paperback).

 

Angela Garcia’s magisterial, unsettling account of heroin addiction among a Hispanic community in Espanola Valley opens with a description of Nuevo Dias, a rural detoxification facility for drug users.  Accepting the executive director’s challenge to “work” …

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Shao-hua Liu’s Passage to Manhood: Youth Migration, Heroin and AIDS in Southwest China

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Passage to Manhood: Youth Migration, Heroin and AIDS in Southwest China
Shao-hua Li

Stanford University Press, 2010. 248 pp., US$ 22.95 (paperback).

Reviewed by Nicholas Bartlett, University of California-San Francisco

Shao-hua Liu’s Passage to Manhood: Youth Migration, Heroin and AIDS in Southwest China chronicles the tragic consequences of the efforts of Nuosu youth to improve their lives during the …